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1 The Future of Computing Cisco Unified Computing System Markus Kunstmann Channels Systems Engineer 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

2 Data Centers Are under Increasing Pressure Collaboration Empowered User SLA Metrics New Business Pressures Global Availability 24 x 7 Reg. Compliance Operational Limitations Power & Cooling Asset Utilization Provisioning Security Threats Bus. Continuance

3 Unified Fabric Advantage Primary Network Nexus 5000 Nexus 7000 Secondary Network MDS Complexity, Cost, Power Increased Efficiency, Simpler Operations

4 Cisco Data Center Bridging: What and Why Cisco DCB enhancements are standards-based. Cisco DCB enhancements are supported by ecosystem partners. Benefits of DCB: Enables the unified fabric to accommodate LAN, storage, and clustering application Lossless transport Congestion management Possibility of larger Layer 2 domains Storage Network Mgmt Network Cluster 1 Backup Network Cluster 2 Unified Fabric

5 Unified I/O Architecture Consolidation Today I/O Consolidation with FCoE LAN SAN A SAN B LAN SAN A SAN B Nexus 5000 Ethernet FC FCoE

6 Unified I/O (FCoE) Fewer CNAs (Converged Network adapters) instead of NICs, HBAs and HCAs Limited number of interfaces for Blade Servers FC HBA FC Traffic FC HBA NIC NIC FC Traffic LAN Traffic LAN Traffic CNA CNA All traffic goes over 10GE NIC Mgmt Traffic NIC Backup Traffic HCA IPC Traffic

7 Spending ($M) Sprawling Infrastructure Management Costs Rise Dramatically WW Spending on Servers, Power and Cooling, and Management/Administration Installed Base 35,000,000 30,000,000 25,000,000 Growing Management Costs 20,000,000 15,000,000 10,000,000 5,000,000 0 Power and Cooling Mgmt & Administration New Server Spending Source: IDC July 20098

8 Virtualization and Networking Virtualization Aware Networking VN-Link at the access layer Fabric Extension for scalability Inter-DC mobility at the core Simplify deployments of vsphere UCS platform that scales with vsphere Service Profiles to simplify Server provisioning Break remaining scalability limits Scaling VMotion, DRS and DPM to 10GE Eliminate IO bottlenecks Increase VM density and memory

9 What is VN-Link? Extends the network to the virtualization layer Requires innovation within networking equipment Virtual Ethernet Interface Port Profiles Virtual Interface mobility Solution Integrated with vsphere 10

10 Proliferation of Control Points Evolution of the access layer has led to an increasingly complex management environment and switch topology Introduction of blade switches and rack switches Introduction of hypervisors

11 VN-Link Via Fabric Extension Logically collapse the access layer to simplify management Available in the Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender and Cisco UCS Network Interface Virtualization (NIV) Standards discussion in progress

12 Unify and Simplify Fabric Extender and VN-Link simplify server access management SAN A LAN SAN B Ethernet Switch Mgmt FC Switch Mgmt Chassis Mgmt Ethernet Blade Switch Mgmt Fibre Channel Blade Switch Mgmt Virtual Switch Mgmt

13 Unify and Simplify Unified Fabric simplifies I/O infrastructure and management while maintaining Enterpriseclass high-availability SAN A LAN SAN B Ethernet Switch Mgmt FC Switch Mgmt Chassis Mgmt Fibre Channel Blade Switch Mgmt

14 Unify and Simplify Cisco UCS consolidates server infrastructure into a single point of management SAN A LAN SAN B Unified Network Mgmt Chassis Mgmt

15 Cisco Unified Computing System Chassis UCS Interconnect Single point of management for compute, network and storage access Architected to operate at network scale Optimized for virtualization

16 Building Blocks UCS Manager Embedded in Fabric Interconnect UCS Fabric Interconnect 20 Port 10Gb FCoE 40 Port 10Gb FCoE UCS Fabric Extender Logically part of Fabric Interconnect Inserts into Blade Enclosure UCS Blade Server Chassis Flexible bay configurations Logically part of Fabric Interconnect UCS Blade Server Different blade types Mix blade types within enclosure UCS Virtual Adapters Three adapter options Mix adapters within blade

17 Cisco s innovations reduce TCO Scale without complexity Significant infrastructure reduction through Cisco innovation: Unified Fabric Fabric Extender Virtual Interface Card Expanded Memory Unified Management Drives down cost relative to legacy infrastructures

18 Memory Unified Computing System Unified Fabric Fabric Extender Virtualized Adapter Database Scale Out VM VM CRM VM VM ExtendedMemory Analytics ERP CPU Data Warehouse

19 Fabric Extenders Cisco Innovation Fabric extender is neither a switch nor a pass through module Reduces the switching costs, cables, and network management domains Brings lossless 10GbE, FCoE to each blade Scales without adding complexity

20 Wire for Bandwidth, Not Connectivity Uplinks 20Gb/s 40Gb/s 80Gb/s Wire Once Architecture All links can be active all the time Policy-driven bandwidth allocation Virtual interface granularity

21 Scaling VMotion, DRS and DPM to 10GE Intra-Cluster Mobility Scenario: Moving all VMs from one host to another in a cluster 6 VMs, 8GB each Two workloads Touch memory then idle Run mem touch in background 22

22 Scaling VMotion, DRS and DPM to 10GE Intra-Cluster Mobility Idle Mem Touch (sec) Source: Cisco 23 Idle Mem Touch Total Completion Time 45 sec 103 sec # of Pre-Copy Iterations 1 3 Total Data Transferred 41GB 112GB

23 Optimizing Memory with the Xeon 5500 Classic Xeon 5500 Xeon DIMMs Max 96GB Higher Performance Or 18 DIMMs Max 144GB Lower Performance Cisco UCS With Memory Extension Xeon 5500 Xeon DIMMs Max 384GB Higher Performance

24 Savings With Memory Extension NOTE: DDR3 memory pricing as of 4/10/09

25 Introducing the Cisco Virtual Interface Controller Converged Network Adapter designed for both single-os and VM-based deployments Virtualize in hardware PCIe compliant 2 x 10GbE performance Supports VN-Link in hardware 2 Levels of Performance Bypass vswitch to deliver VN- Link in hardware VM Direct Path: bypass vswitch and hypervisor for maximum performance

26 Options for VMware Environments VN-link in Software VN-Link in Hardware VN-Link in Hardware with VM Direct Path

27 netperf UDP send/receive test (size=1156) Compare netperf UDP test between best 10GE NIC in vswitch mode and Cisco VIC using VM Direct Path 9.3 Gbps (MB/s) 1, 2 or 3 UDP streams 28

28 UCS Service Profiles Hardware State Abstraction LAN Connectivity OS & Application SAN Connectivity MAC Address NIC Firmware NIC Settings Drive Controller F/W Drive Firmware UUID BIOS Firmware BIOS Settings Boot Order BMC Firmware WWN Address HBA Firmware HBA Settings State abstracted from hardware Separate firmware, addresses, and parameter settings from server hardware Separate access port settings from physical ports Physical servers become interchangeable hardware components Easy to move OS & applications across server hardware

29 Service Profile Efficiencies Scale out ESX clusters faster Fail-over service profiles Scale out applications quickly Reduce errors from manual deployment Reduce the size of spare pools and share resources across applications With VICs - True wire once architecture Cisco IT went from 200 hours to 1 hour to deploy SAN MAC : 08:00:69:02:01:FC WWN: VLAN: 55 Boot Order, Firmware, etc Chassis 1, Blade 1 MAC : 08:00:69:02:02:FC 08:00:69:02:03:FC WWN: VLAN: 55 Boot Order, Firmware, etc Chassis 5, Blade 34 LAN Chassis 10, Blade 32 Chassis 20, Blade 162

30 Single Point of Management Unified Computing System (UCS) Reduced # of management points Reduced firmware management Single Point of Management Reduced time to resolve issues Reduced complexity Unified Fabric Stateless Servers with Virtualized Adapters

31 Unified Computing System (UCS) Unified Fabric Unified Fabric Reduced # of adapters Reduced # of switches Reduced LAN Single and Point SAN of edge Management ports Reduced cabling costs Reduced power due to less H/W Stateless Servers with Virtualized Adapters

32 Unified Computing System (UCS) Single Point of Management Unified Fabric Large Memory Reduced server costs Reduced power and cooling costs Reduced software costs Stateless Servers with Virtualized Adapters

33 Unified Computing System (UCS) Single Point of Management Unified Fabric Virtualization & Stateless Servers Reduced type of servers via H/W virtualization Reduced # of standby servers for HA Reduced downtime due to service profiles Reduced time to resolve issues with VM s Stateless Servers with Virtualized Adapters

34 UCS C-Series Servers Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility. Extends Unified Computing innovations and benefits to rack-mount servers The first rack-mount servers offering a built-in migration path to unified computing Increased customer choice with unique benefits in a familiar rack-mount package UCS C250 M1 Extended Memory Rack-Mount Server UCS C210 M1 General-Purpose Rack-Mount Server UCS C200 M1 High-Density Rack-Mount Server 37

35 C-Series Product Details UCS C200 M1 High-Density Rack- Mount Server UCS C210 M1 General-Purpose Rack- Mount Server UCS C250 M1 Extended Memory Rack-Mount Server High-density server with balanced compute performance and I/O flexibility General-purpose server for workloads requiring economical, high-capacity, internal storage High-performance, memoryintensive server for virtualized and large-data-set workloads Item CPU Size Memory Disks I/O UCS C250 M1 UCS C210 M1 UCS C200 M1 Intel Xeon 5500 Intel Xeon 5500 Intel Xeon RU 2RU 1RU 48 DIMM 384 GB 12 DIMM 96 GB 12 DIMM 96GB 8 SFF SAS/SATA Drives 16 SFF SAS/SATA Drives 4 x 3.5 SAS/SATA Drives 5 PCIe 5 PCIe 2 PCIe

36 Options to Deploy Innovation Integrated Existing mgmt tools plus UCS API Integrated mgmt tools Enabled in CY2010 Heterogeneous Existing mgmt tools IPMI, CLI, Web GUI, KVM Tivoli Openview Available at Launch

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